Congress approves $9.7 billion in Sandy aid

Congress approved $9.7 billion in relief for Hurricane Sandy victims earlier today.

FEMA says that if Congress did not give it money, it would have run out of funds next week.

FEMA says that if Congress did not give it money, it would have run out of funds next week. (1/4/13)

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congress approved $9.7 billion in relief for Hurricane Sandy victims earlier today.

The bill is for homes and businesses flooded during the storm. FEMA claims it would have run out of money next week if the government did not give it the necessary funds.

The House is scheduled to vote on the remaining $50 billion in aid later in January. 

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